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Peter Chan's 'Wu Xia' gets N. America release

(CRI Online)

14:34, October 19, 2012

Actor Donnie Yen in the film "Wu Xia"(Photo from Jinghua times)

The Chinese martial-arts film "Wu Xia" will get a video-on-demand release on iTunes in North America on October 26, Film Business Asia reports.

The Weinstein Company is in charge of this distribution in North America, where the film is renamed "Dragon". A limited theatrical release is scheduled on November 30.

Directed by Peter Chan, the film stars Donnie Yen as a repentant killer living a reclusive life with his family in a small village, but the arrival of a detective (Takeshi Kaneshiro) threatens to end the tranquility. Tang Wei plays the killer's wife.

The film was screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. It was released in China on July 4, 2011.

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